Howdy Strangers! Didn’t see ya there!

So it’s been a while since we last talked to you and we feel really bad about it. Really, really bad. We have had an awful lot to say, too. We’ll give you the abridged version of all of that stuff now. Here are some questions we’ve been getting and I’ll supply you with some answers. Fun, right?

“I’ve heard you’re in the studio. Really? You guys have a singer?” – Yep. We’re in the studio with our new singer. That was fast, huh? He’s really awesome too! We’ll debut our first batch of new material with him in September and probably give you a cocktease before then.

“Who is he?” – Ehhh, give us a couple of weeks to think of a funny, stupid, and immature way to tell you. I promise, it will be worth the wait.

“Are you going to play shows soon?” – Yes! Can’t get into a lot of detail now, but by late September we’ll be smashing asses.

“What’s up with your site? Why does it look like trash?” – Good question. Coincidentally, right about the time that Ben left, our Word Press account expired so it looked like we stopped caring. We actually do care and are currently building an all new website that should go live by September.

“Wow, you guys have a lot planned in September” – I know. Tell me about it…

Lastly, as many of you know, our old singer and friend, Ben Grenville Garceau, was in an accident last month. He is now recovering at home in the good hands of his family and friends. There will be benefit shows for him over the next couple of months and we will have updates about those events here. Special thanks to Keep Me Conscious, SmallTown Stranded, and DJ Joey Green for turning their Rock The Boat Cruise last month into a fundraiser for Ben.

That’s all we’ve got for you now. Updates, videos, and music on the way. Gosh, how we’ve missed you!

steve
RT

Studio Update!

February 21, 2010

Oh, hi…didn’t see you there…

We just wrapped up an exciting few days of recording at our own Small Bedroom Studios in Cambridge, MA! The weekend was comprised of extremely rad guitar sounds and heroic vocal performances. Break time shenanigans resulted in amazing video footage – some of which includes my gifted talents as an artist (everyone should have lots of beer and a chalk board in their kitchen). But anyways, the recording is coming along swimmingly and we’ll be releasing a few new tracks in early spring, so be sure to check in with us often for updates and entertaining video postings. If you’re around this Saturday the 27TH, we’ll be playing at The Sad Cafe in Plaistow, NH with our buddies Keep Me Conscious.

Hope to see you there!

It’s official, USA hockey is way cooler than Canadian hockey!

Our show on Friday night at Ralph’s was pretty rad. Special thanks goes out to Keep Me Conscious, The Coming Weak and all our friends who traveled out on the coldest night of the year. If you made it out, you saw two new songs (one of which was the first time we ever played it)! So congrats on being the first to see those and you got a chance to name the new songs too. I think “Flick the Bean” may stick for the newest song name…

Getting back to where we were at the beginning of last week, here is the making of Calico part three.

Just in case you didn’t know, we are playing January 29th at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA (THIS FRIDAY!).

The poll results came in from last week and there was overwhelming suppport to see Steve discuss his dream he had with no idea that he was being recorded. Check it out on the video below! Also, this video became sort of a promotional tool for this weekends show with Keep Me Conscious at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester (THIS FRIDAY!).

The sound track for the video is our latest and greatest songs we have been working on for the past couple months. Maybe we will play them at Ralph’s??

See you Friday night in Worcester.

Happy Halloween!

November 2, 2009

Hello there! Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

We were fortunate enough this year to celebrate Halloween twice. Last weekend we played at Dodge Street in Salem with KMC and High Tolerance. Man, what a great show. Always good to see a whole crowd rocking Halloween costumes a week before the actual holiday.

Here’s a sick video of the show, filmed by Bob Bowser from Keep Me Conscious and edited by the one and only Matty A!

Come back soon. We’ll be talking about this Friday’s special “Stripped Down” show!

Remember how I promised some news about a surprise show last night? Well here it is! This Friday, October 9th, we will be playing at the Pickled Onion with Keep Me Conscious for drummer Rob Wu’s birthday! We’re stoked to be sharing the stage with them again! Definitely make sure to come by, and pleeease, say hi to Rob when you’re there! He’s really a great guy, but he has a lot of different “looks”. So to help you spot him in the crowd, here’s a reference guide for you! I personally like him best in acid-wash jeans. Happy B Day Rob!

steve
RT

Thanks for the epic opening line, Homer.

We have returned from our tour! Sick, Bearded, and Tired. But still ready to rock, of course. Here are some highlights and lessons learned:

– Never judge a book (a club) by its cover (by the outside, even if it looks like a cabin in the middle of nowhere).
– If a bar challenges you to kill a keg, do it. Maybe wait until after you’re done playing to begin your quest.
– Bring a battery powered hair straightener.
– Ohio is wicked far away.
– If you roll into any Southern town with 13 dudes and sing Karaoke, you will make friends.
– If you roll into any Southern town with 13 dudes, you will make friends anways.
– Florida is wicked hot.
– Don’t take Skully’s shit without asking.
– Don’t open a rock club in Orlando across the street from a crazy Hatian family. Don’t.
– Anybody can have a yard and advertise it as a Campground on the internet.
– Matamoras, PA knows how to party.
– Robby Wu from KMC found the cure for the common cold; sleep for 36 hours.
– If you have a band, try to not promote a show at a Southern Baptist Med School.
– Enticing Southern Baptist Med students with lines like “you want to fucking party!?” and “$5 all you can drink!” will not help.
– 10 miles to the gallon is nothing to brag about.
– New York City is awesome, just not until after 10pm on a Friday night.
– Tattoos of fists giving the middle finger while holding a lightening bolt rule.
– Don’t go to Katz. Katz has rats.
– Some people should not attempt to grow beards.
– Matt and I are Fooz Ball champions.
– If you and some friends lift a van off the ground by yourselves, there is probably a truck behind it helping you.
– No one in Branchville, NJ can be trusted. No one.
– Bikini girls wash vans better than anybody. Period.

RTBikini

Two Vans, One Trailer Tour… You shall be missed.

steve

Day 6 of the Two Vans One Trailer Tour!

We have the day off and are resting at a really nice camp site in Ohio while Bob gets some routine maintenance done on our van. They have showers and clean bathrooms. All the comforts of home. Oh yay tour! Our fellow campers are super nice and neighborly. They have patios built on to their campsites and everything. Beer and horseshoes will pass the time nicely. The Mayor here helped us park our vans in a convenient spot.

The show last night at HI-FI rocked. It was a sick rock club in Lakewood, Ohio with awesome sound and lights. Thanks to Dana and Skully. It was “kick-the-keg” night and you know that’s exactly what we did. 109 beers later that’s the type of mayhem that has been occurring on this tour. The other bands were awesome. Endo Orphans, Maid Mayriad, and Space Goblin were all swell. Chelsea, who was bartending that evening, took a nice photo of all of us that can be viewed at RockOutEnt.com. Check it out. We’ll see you when we get back.

Much Love,
Maty Vamp
Keep Me Conscious